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In our annual Walk4Hearing issue you’ll read about how we’re spreading the message of the importance of good hearing health at all the Walks and what we’re doing to help you take the first step of getting your hearing screened. On top of that you’ll also find some great articles on things you can do to “educate” your audiologist, the use of cognitive behavorial therapy for tinnitus, and the large number of airports around the world who are “getting in the loop.” If you’re not a member of HLAA join now to start receiving Hearing Life and all the other great benefits that come with membership!
Message from the Executive Director
By Barbara Kelley
Where the Rubber Hits the Road
Recognizing the Importance of Hearing Health
By Ann Rancourt
Regular hearing screenings are the best way to detect a potential hearing loss, and getting a hearing screening is as easy as attending a Walk4Hearing near you.
Walk4Hearing Alliances Are Influencing Local Programs and Exceeding Outcomes
By Ronnie Adler
Who better to raise awareness of hearing loss in a community than the organizations right within that community—the ones that know it best.
Be the Change You Want to Hear: Helping to Shape the Next Generation of Audiologists
By Brad Ingrao
Reaching out and “adopting” an audiology program will provide future audiologists with the opportunity to see how their patients live outside the clinic.
What We Think Can Hurt Us: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Tinnitus
By Michael Harvey
Tinnitus can make a lot of noise and make life very challenging, even darn miserable at times, but it cannot control what you think and ultimately cannot define who you are.
Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow
By John Geoghegan
When the author experiences a precipitous hearing loss so severe it renders him deaf overnight, he finds himself cast into a hearing world that doesn’t want to listen.
Airports Are Getting in the Hearing Loop
By Steve Frazier
The number of hearing loops being installed in airports—both in the U.S. and abroad—is on the rise.
Message from the Chairperson
By Don Doherty
A New Era of Intelligence
By Lise Hamlin
Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: While We’re Waiting…
By Rocky Stone
By Tim Browning
Chapter Success Stories—A Q&A with HLAA Los Angeles Member Lisa Yuan
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